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The Pumpkins Are Back

Nov 01, 2018 11:00AM

Neverland isn’t so far away — just follow the trail of pixie dust and smell of fresh vegetables to the 13th annual Autumn at the Arboretum, where you will find a spectacular display of fall flowers, pumpkins and more arranged in a magical “Adventures in Neverland” theme! The Dallas Arboretum’s annual fall festival features a burst of red, orange, yellow, white and tan colors that are best described by breaking down the numbers: 4,500 Chrysanthemums, 150,000 fall-blooming plants and more than 90,000 pumpkins, squash, gourds, cornstalks and a hay bale maze inside the internationally acclaimed Pumpkin Village. This year’s fairytale theme will showcase scenes from the book “Peter and Wendy” by J.M. Barrie. You’ll start the adventure in London, where Wendy Darling and her brothers are dreaming about adventure, and follow the Darling kids and Peter Pan through their journey in Neverland to see the Lost Boys hideout, Captain Hook’s pirate ship, Tick-Tock the crocodile, Tinker Bell’s home and more.

Snapping beautiful fall photos isn’t the only thing you can do in the gardens. Autumn at the Arboretum also hosts many events and activities throughout the season for people of all ages. Little ones can catch a showing of Walt Disney’s “Peter Pan,” meet animals from the Dallas Zoo, stop by the face painting stations and listen to story time. Adults will love the Garden to Table Dinner by Wolfgang Puck Catering and chef demonstrations spread throughout the event. It’s easy to see why Autumn at the Arboretum has been named one of “America’s Best Pumpkin Festivals” by “Fodor’s Travel” — there are bursts of fall beauty and fun at every turn!

Date: Through November 21

Location: Dallas Arboretum